After winning both matches against them in Stoke City’s debut PL season, West Ham United have beaten the Potters only twice in their last 12 league meetings (D5 L5).
Stoke are unbeaten in their last six top-flight encounters with West Ham (W3 D3). Only against Blackburn Rovers have they had a longer unbeaten run in the Premier League (seven matches).
Slaven Bilic will be looking to win for the 20th time as West Ham manager in the Premier League, in what will be his 49th match. Bilic has the best win ratio of any permanent West Ham manager in the competition (39.6%).
Mark Hughes is looking to win four successive Premier League fixtures as a manager for the first time since September 2009 (five in a row for Manchester City).
Slaven Bilic on Joe Allen: "He is playing really good, scoring and creating goals. He is very good in coming alive in the right moment and place."
Mark Hughes on Shaqiri: "He hasn't trained all week because of a bit of damage to the hamstring. At this moment in time it appears that he will struggle to be available."
Both teams will be wearing poppies on their shirts in this fixture to mark tributes to Remembrance Sunday, with a moment of silence observed prior to kick-off.